Patsy Kensit hospitalised with pneumonia

Patsy Kensit was hospitalised with pneumonia credit:Bang Showbiz
Patsy Kensit was hospitalised with pneumonia credit:Bang Showbiz

Patsy Kensit has been hospitalised with pneumonia.

The ‘EastEnders’ star offered her gratitude to the NHS “heroes” looking after her as the actress revealed she was forced to skip a skiing holiday due to her illness.

The 54-year-old actress wrote on Instagram: "No skiing for me as I've got pneumonia - so spa and steam and thermals up to my eyeballs...

“Thank you to the amazing NHS for taking care of me on the 29th of December at A+E in Southport you are the true hero's of this planet. Health is paramount! (sic)"

Recently, the former ‘Emmerdale’ star labelled her upcoming role as 'EastEnders' character Emma Harding, the mother of Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold), as a “dream”.

Patsy said: “I'm so excited to be visiting Walford for this storyline. It has always been a dream of mine to appear in ‘EastEnders’.

“The cast, producers, writers and crew have been wonderful, and I’ve had a ball. Thank you so much for having me.”

In 2019, Patsy - who has son Lennon, 23, with her Oasis star ex Liam Gallagher and son James, 29, with her Simple Minds ex Jim Kerr - detailed her desire to follow the late Dame Barbara Windsor’s “strong matriarch” footsteps to the soap.

She said: “I'd love to do 'EastEnders', my father was involved in organised crime in the East End, so I grew up around villains and that kind of backdrop. I can pull a pint and say, 'You're barred’.

“I do think that! I'm not insulting Barbara Windsor because I think she's so wonderful. But I'd like to play a really strong matriarch.”